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View Poll Results: Which Nikon Rangefinder camera is your favorite?
Nikon I 3 0.80%
Nikon M/ Nikon M synch 3 0.80%
Nikon S/ Nikon S 8 digit 14 3.71%
Nikon S2/ Nikon S2 in black 127 33.69%
Nikon S3/ Nikon S3 "Olympic"/ Nikon S3 in black 26 6.90%
Nikon S3M/ Nikon S3M in black 7 1.86%
Nikon S4 9 2.39%
Nikon SP/ Nikon SP in black 97 25.73%
Nikon S3 2000 36 9.55%
Nikon S3 2002 in black "Limited edition" 18 4.77%
Nikon SP 2005 in black "Limited edition" 50 13.26%
I like them all, one of each, may be two 33 8.75%
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Old 10-24-2016   #121
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I've been using the Nikon S2 with a 35mm f2.5 and is very happy with
this combo.

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Hey Range, I'm looking at this combo, and was hoping it would work w/o the external finder. Do you use the S2 and the 35mm w/o an external finder? Can you roughly frame 35mm in the stock S2 finder?

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Old 11-24-2016   #122
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my favorites are the Nikon One, Nikon S3M, and black Nikon SP.

my 1st choice to shoot with?
the black Nikon SP.

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Hey Range, I'm looking at this combo, and was hoping it would work w/o the external finder. Do you use the S2 and the 35mm w/o an external finder? Can you roughly frame 35mm in the stock S2 finder?

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Answered my own question, Yes, it works fine.
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I voted Nikon S but for sentimental reasons. In 1972 I bought a nice Nikon S, 50mm f2.0, case and four Nikon cassettes for $100 from Trendon photo in Libertyville Illinois. I was into the Nikon F then but the S was cute. Later in college I used the S in the theater because it was so quiet. It got loaned to a friend whose Petri had died and he came back amazed by the lens. In 1990 I got my first Leica, an M3 and now mostly use a Leica IIIc but I still have that S. It's been a wonderful camera, I also have a Nikon SP but that old Nikon S will always be a favorite. Joe
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I really love my S2 in original black paint. I use the camera with the S Skopar 50mm f/2.5, a wonderful small lens with my favorite type of shade.

Nikon S2, S Skopar 50mm f/2.5, 400-2TMY, Perceptol, printed on Adox MCC 110.

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Erik, I really enjoy this image, very creative juxtaposition
of those in the glass bubble & those outside it.
The motorcycle is bonus in this comp. Thanks for your efforts,
they are appreciated.
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With more experience I must say I would change my vote. I’ve decided I don’t like the twin viewfinder windows at the back of the camera for different focal length lenses, so I only use the SP with a 50mm lens. I use my S2 for the 35mm lens. The. S2 gets the most use.
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Erik, I really enjoy this image, very creative juxtaposition
of those in the glass bubble & those outside it.
The motorcycle is bonus in this comp. Thanks for your efforts,
they are appreciated.
Thank you, Mike! I've made a gelatin silver print of this one.

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Nikon S2, S Skopar 50mm f/2.5, 400-2TMY, gelatin silver print.

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The best 50mm lens for the Nikon S is the S Skopar 50mm f/2.5.

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Nikon S2, S Skopar 50mm f/2.5, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

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A few years ago I had interest in using a Nikon 50/1.4 "Millenium" as it was getting great reviews and comparing it to a Summilux 50/1.4. I found a set of S3 2000 with lens for sale, and I got it. I have used the lens on my Leica cameras with an adapter, but I still have not used my S3 2000 which looks like new in the box. Maybe I should start using it.
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Yes, you should, Raid. Mount an S Skopar on it, they are very cheap and are excellent performers. They balance nicely on the cameras because of the light weight. Because of the small shade they do not obstruct the viewfinder. I paid for mine $75.


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I will look into it, Erik The cost is low for sure. Thanks for the tip.
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Only have one Nikon RF, but she's a lot of fun to use.



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Very good composition. The gray scale you like is low contrast and not my liking but composition is always interesting and meaningfull.
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